Nashville, TN – August 9, 2019 – Tennessee is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activ
Tennessee Press Releases
Knoxville, TN — August 1, 2018 —Today, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville joined universities across the state in going smoke-free.
Nashville, TN — June 28, 2018 — Emily Ogden, who has had a long and successful career around the state legislature, joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) this month as the Tennessee government relations director.
Nashville, TN–April 24, 2018–The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the Tennessee legislature for improving the quality of life of cancer patients and their families through palliative care.
Local Organizations Join Forces to Ensure Cancer Patients and Others Don’t Lose Access to Health Care Coverage
With the fate of thousands of cancer patients at stake, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Americans for Tax Fairness, Healthcare Alliance and Forward Tennessee united today at the American Cancer Society’s Knoxville office to urge lawmakers to vote no on health care rep
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network hosted its annual policy forum today at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville featuring national and local experts who discussed policy initiatives that can help reduce cancer risk and improve cancer outcomes for Tennesseans by encouraging healthy eating and active living.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Praises Tennessee Legislature for Supporting Access to Palliative Care for Those with Serious Illness
Yesterday, the Tennessee Legislature passed SB 1170 that will establish a state task force on palliative care and quality of life.
ACS CAN, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids express outrage over tobacco company’s sponsorship of Chamber of Commerce’s annual Academies of Nashville awards gala.
Alternative Medicaid Financing Proposals Could Jeopardize Cancer Care; Increase States’ Medicaid Costs
States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...